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Click to enlargeFILIPA CÉSAR & LOUIS HENDERSON : OP-FILM: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF OPTICS
Apr 27 - Jun 25, 2017
The exhibition comprises a newly commissioned film and installation exploring how optical technologies of military and colonial design – from lighthouse Fresnel lenses to global satellite navigation systems – both inform and are informed by Western models of knowledge. Taking a critical approach to the ideologies behind the development of these instruments of guidance and surveillance, the artists consider how imperial gestures of discovery, revelation and possession are embedded in associations between seeing and understanding, light projection and enlightenment.
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MONIRA AL QADIRI : THE CRAFT
Jul 13 - Sep 10, 2017
Private view Wed Jul 12 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Gasworks presents The Craft, the first UK solo exhibition by Amsterdam-based artist Monira Al Qadiri.
 
The exhibition comprises sculptures, videos and sound works that envisage international diplomacy as an alien conspiracy. Shown in two distinct environments – an American diner and a 1980s-style living room – these semi-autobiographical works of science fiction unearth the unlikely stories lurking in the shadows of the artist’s childhood in Kuwait. Revisiting the fantasies that she and her sister elaborated during these early years, they depict the culture and rituals of diplomacy by which they were then surrounded as literally otherworldly compared to the current rise of nationalism and political populism.
 
Co-commissioned by Gasworks and the Sursock Museum, Beirut with support from Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, 1–16 July 2017 & Cockayne—Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.
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